The 2CV driving dutchman – Bert Becker

The Camel has twin humps, just as the 2 CV has twin cylinders. Another quality they share, in the deserts of the East, is their proverbial sobriety. Pakistani colony, Kohkrapar. (Citroen n• 8.51).

Bert Becker – the 2CV driving dutchman

Bert Becker is 26. He is Dutch, and a professional photographer. After 3 years at the University, he specialized in photography and was admitted to the Amsterdam School of Arts. In his spare time, he worked in a steel works, and thus put aside enough money to buy a second-hand 2CV (with 26,000 miles on the clock). With a friend,

Jean Slotboom, a 28-year-old civil engineering student, he set off on an 18,500 mile trip, combining travel with camera work, to India: Istambul, Aleppo, Damascus, Baghdad, Kermansha, lspahan, Shiraz, Kerman, Quetta, Delhi, Bombay, Jodhpur, Karachi and back again, between October 21st 1964 and March 2nd 1965.

Bert Becker – un leica et une 2CV

Bert Becker a 26 ans. 11 est hollandais et photographe de metier. Apres trois ans d’etudes superieures il se lance dans la photographie et est accepte å l’Ecole des Arts d’Amsterdam. Pendant ses loisirs, il travaille dans une acierie et economise ainsi de quoi acheter une 2 CV d’occasion (42.000 km). Accompagne d’un camarade, Jean Slotboom, 28 ans, etudiant aux Ponts et Chaussees, il part alors pour une randonnee-reportage de quelque 30.000 km jusqu’en Inde : Istamboul, Alep, Beyrouth, Damas, Bagdad, Kermansha, Ispahan, Shiras, Kerman, Quetta, Delhi, Bombay, Johdpur, Karachi et retour, du 21 Octobre 1964 au 2 Mars 1965.

Artikkeli ei ole vielä saatavana Suomen kielellä.

Origin: Le Double Chevron N°6 [1966]

“Turkish roads are usually well metalled. We had
to choose the one that wasn’t: the mud was nearly two feet deep. Using chains, the 2 CV came out triumphant from this ” viscosity test”. (Citroen n• 8.52).
“ln Persia, a bridgeless river proved to us that
the 2 CV is practically amphibious – at least,
it got across without trouble … ” (Citroen n• 8.53).

Finnish 2CV Guild Calendar 2018